Cross Coun­try targets “Fast & Fe­male” skiers to take on the en­duro sports

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PROV­ING that cross coun­try ski­ing rocks as a win­ter sport, Fast & Fe­male Falls Creek on Sun­day, July 3 is all about fun, fit­ness and girl power on the snow.

Led by Aus­tralia’s best fe­male cross coun­try skiers, the event is big on fun and fit­ness, with lots of pink and great mu­sic for girls aged 8-19 years, of all ski­ing abil­i­ties and ex­pe­ri­ence. And it’s not just the young girls who get to have all the fun, there is also a spe­cial 19+ group for ladies who want to im­prove their ski­ing, and be part of the ‘Pink on Piste’ ex­pe­ri­ence.

Fast & Fe­male am­bas­sadors, such as three­time Win­ter Olympian Es­ther Bot­tom­ley and Sochi team­mate Aimee Wat­son, will teach a range of ski skills through dy­namic and en­gag­ing sports based events.

Struc­tured around skill-based sta­tions, the pro­gram in­cludes de­vel­op­ment of confidence in down­hill tech­niques, laser biathlon, go­ing fast and hav­ing fun on skis.

Kat Paul, Fast and Fe­male am­bas­sador, ex­plained that cross coun­try ski­ing is a life­style sport, that’s fun, beau­ti­ful and good for your health.

“It’s easy to learn and of­fers some­thing for every­one. Whether it’s head­ing out on the cross coun­try trails for a fam­ily pic­nic in the snow or rac­ing in the Kan­ga­roo Hop­pet, cross coun­try ski­ing is my favourite win­ter sport,” she said.

‘Fast & Fe­male’ was founded in 2005 by Cana­dian Olympic Cross Coun­try Skier Chan­dra Craw­ford and her team mates.

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the or­gan­i­sa­tion in Canada, the US and the in­au­gu­ral Aus­tralian event in 2012, Fast and Fe­male Aus­tralia Inc was set up in 2013.

Fast and Fe­male hopes to in­crease the at­trac­tion, re­ten­tion and suc­cess rate of fe­male ath­letes in cross­coun­try ski­ing, biathlon and sum­mer en­duro-sports.

Fast and Fe­male event costs $20 girls and $25 for the 19-plus early-bird on­line reg­is­tra­tion, or $25/$30 on the day.

Early-bird on­line en­try at: au/e/fast-and-fe­male-at-fallscreek-tick­ets-16856373868.

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